FUSE Conference

High-growth technology and digital recruiter La Fosse Associates partnered with Forgather to create a half day conference that would showcase the wealth of opportunity in startup-corporate collaboration.

In 2015 we created FUSE, which brought together 300 C-level executives from leading blue chip organisations and scaling tech startups. We ran FUSE again in 2016, moving the agenda on to tackle the unique challenges faced by the CIO in today’s new business landscape.

Proud moments:

  • Shaping the agenda, and pulling in speakers from John Lewis, Barclays, Unilever, Freeformers, N Brown, MassChallenge and more.

  • Championing innovation, by identifying three fast-growing startups to pitch during at each event.

  • Infusing the event with new event technology including Grip, for intelligent match making, Glisser, for audience participation, and Skignz, for an AR powered view of the skyline.

  • Facilitating vital funding conversations between our startup pitchers and investors, and connecting them with leading brands.


"As a company that straddles both the corporate and startup/scale-up worlds, La Fosse Associates was uniquely placed to bring them together. We approached Forgather to work side by side with us to create an event that would bring business leaders together to share insights, create conversations and build relationships.

Forgather took the lead on developing the event brand and driving content, which allowed us to focus on developing the FUSE audience and enjoy a partnership that played to our strengths.

Amazing conversations happened not only at the event but before and after. It allowed our team to reconnect with our clients, brought our approach to company culture to the fore and made us stand out in a crowded market. 

Every time we work with Forgather they do an amazing job for us. In addition to their talent and expertise, they have a genuine passion for what they do and, in my view it’s this combination that makes them really exceptional".

Simon La Fosse, CEO, La Fosse Associates